in the list view, just to the left of the thread title there's a blue button with a double down arrow (fast down?). Click on it instead of the tread title and you immediately go to the first "new" post (as in "new-to-you").
I am wondering how this feature works. I ask because I often click that button after I have been away for a few days and get the message that there are no new posts, click to see posts in the last 24 hours.
I suspect it is the result of my 'extreme vetting' of internet sites. I whitelist FT for adblock plus but I suspect https everywhere (relaxed rules for FT) or privacy Badger or my use of incognito mode does this. I think the issue could also be due to some type of re-setting of the server though too.
In the many years I have been using a computer, I have never been on a forum. This one interests me because I’m new to this hobby and thought it would be helpful. Building a plane that I can actually fly interests me a great deal. But, maneuvering around a forum frustrates me. Where do I start?
I always go straight to the Quick Links -> Today's Posts and cruise through there. I just read the titles of the threads and go into the ones that interest me. I don't usually dive into specific forum divisions unless I'm creating a new thread.
I like the new posts link at the top of the page. Basically the same answer as TexMechsRobot's.
The value of this approach is that it doesn't put you in a category. I learn a TON when I go outside my little multi-rotor box and this method exposes me to parts of the hobby I might not normally explore.